NSW invests $0.8m, supports its first games

My Place (series 1)The latest round of NSW Government funding allocates $800,000 to the second series of My Place, a telemovie, three documentaries and two games.

This is the first time that NSW supports games as part of its screen programs.

The total production value of these projects is $10.4m.

The projects are:

  • My Place – Series 2, produced by Penny Chapman. The ABC3 series about one house in Sydney, and the stories of the children who have lived there over the years; series two will take the audience to the time before white settlement.
  • Panic at Rock Island – a telemovie to be produced by Rosemary Blight and Kylie du Fresne from Goalpost Pictures Australia, with director Tony Tilse, for the Nine Network Australia.
  • Fromelles’ Lost Soldiers – a documentary that takes a forensic look at the battle of Fromelles. Director Janine Hosking, producer Sally Regan and executive producer Daryl Karp.
  • Ballad of a Locust Hunting Man – a documentary that explores the collision between the life of the locust, and individuals and communities around the world who have to deal with locust plagues. Writer/director Robert Nugent and producer Mitzi Goldman.
  • Scarlet Road – documentary on Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton. Writer/director Catherine Scott, producer Pat Fiske.
  • Huey’s Planet – an online game based on surf culture and beach lifestyle. It is produced by Steve Pasvolsky and Noah Falstein.
  • Alternator – a carbon neutral racing game produced by Dean Tuttle and Bryan Moses.

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